Caring for Your Nervous System Problems
Your brain, spinal cord, sensory organs, nerves — your nervous system is a complex network that sends and receives signals all over your body. For illness or injuries that affect the nervous system — such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), epilepsy, spinal cord injuries, brain tumors, or severe back and neck pain — you need advanced expertise and technology in your corner. You’ve found it at AdventHealth Ocala, formerly Florida Hospital Ocala.
Treatment for Stroke
- Stroke Symptoms
A stroke happens when blood flow to the brain is cut off and brain cells begin to die. It’s often called a “brain attack” and can lead to paralysis, speech problems and other disabilities. Because a stroke affects so many aspects of your life and health, our neurosurgeons and neurologists work closely with vascular surgeons, physical therapists, social workers and others to prevent further damage and help you regain function and live as fully as possible after a stroke.
Important: If you or someone else has symptoms of stroke, call 911 immediately. Prompt treatment is critical to prevent or minimize damage.
Symptoms occur suddenly and can include:
- Numbness of the face, arm or leg (especially on one side of the body)
- Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech
- Trouble with vision in one or both eyes
- Trouble walking, dizziness or loss of balance or coordination
- Severe headache
- Recognized Excellence in Your Time of Need
You can rest assured you're getting the best possible stroke care at AdventHealth Ocala. We have been designated as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. This designation means that we have fulfilled national standards for providing high-quality care that can significantly improve outcomes.
Our stroke program also earned the 2019 Gold Plus Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll recognition from the American Heart Association for compliance with nationally accepted standards for effective treatment of stroke.
Better Support for Better Health
In the journey to better neurologic health, the path is not always clear. We’re here to help you take the next step in your care. Our multidisciplinary team helps you find the right medical support, local resources, and spiritual care you need to feel more confident and more in control. Let us help guide and support you as you enjoy a better quality of life, more-compassionate support, and a higher level of expert care.